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Organizational Change

Changes are part of success stories, but just as often are part of stories about failure. In particular, the digital transformation is forcing companies to change. Only by changing can they meet new demands on the market and successfully integrate flexible and virtual forms of work, for example.

In this module/microcredential you will learn different concepts, methods, and tools used in change management. By performing practical exercises, examining case studies, and completing a transfer project, you will be encouraged to apply what you have learned in practice and to experience it by carrying out your own change initiatives. These actions will enable you to understand organisations as a political system and learn how to deal with resistance and dynamics that are part of the change process.

Key Data

  • Duration: approx. 8 weeks
  • ECTS credits: 5
  • Degree: Certificate from Graz University of Technology
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Participation fees: 1,500 Euro (VAT-free); these fees do not include travel, accommodation, and catering costs.
  • Course location: TU Graz and online
  • Curriculum

Dates and deadlines

  • Registration deadline: 15 April 2024
  • Start date: 22 April 2024
  • Course dates: 
    Online phase:
    22.04.2024 – 24.05.2024  
    Attendance phase: 27.05.2024 – 29.05.2024
    Transfer phase: 03.06.2024 – 28.06.2024
  • Application

Scientific head

Stefan Vorbach
Univ.-Prof. DI Dr.techn.
Tel.: +43 316 873 7500


  • Our framework for change
  • VUKA
  • Strategic drift
  • Fundamentals of change management
  • 12 principles of transformation
  • The organization as a political system
  • The managerial role in change processes
  • Initiating change processes
  • Supporting people during times of change
  • Communication in times of change

Teaching and learning methods

This course takes place in 3 phases:

Online phase: In the online phase, you will acquire fundamental knowledge through a process of self-study. This is done by referencing a combination of articles, literature on the topic, learning videos and taking advantage of other small learning offers. You can independently choose when and where you study. In order to ask questions and exchange information with lecturers and other course participants, you can freely access the TU Graz learning platform "TeachCenter". 
Before the online phase begins, a synchronous online session (e.g. by using Webex) will be held with the lecturer to provide an easy introduction to the module content. Every week, a synchronous online session with the lecturer is held, which enables you to reflect on the content and to ask any questions you may still have through a direct exchange.


Attendance phase: Based on what you learned in the online phase, you will deepen your knowledge in course units and receive personal support from experts on site. You have the opportunity to discuss, reflect upon, further expand, and apply the knowledge you have learned in the context of case study examples. Students who cannot be on site for professional reasons can participate in the courses via the online conference system (e.g. by using Webex).


Transfer phase: This phase takes place individually or in a team. Here, you will use the knowledge you have acquired to work on questions and problems from your company context. In this phase, you also receive support from experts.


Application deadline: 15 April 2024

Required documents:

Send the complete application form to: helmut.aschbachernoSpam@tugraz.at.

Target groups and admission requirements

  • Managers or people with management experience

No prior academic education is required to attend this course. The decision on admission is made by the academic course management on the basis of the qualifications described in the application process.

In order to receive credit for the MBA or Executive MBA, it is necessary to pass the examinations successfully.


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